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* Organized November i, 1883. Incorporated February 13, 1891. * 
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Organized November i, 1883. Incorporated February 13, 1801. 

PART II. VOL. IV. 



ANNUAL PUBLICATION 



OF THE 



Historical Society 



OF 



Southern California 

AND 

PIONEER RECISTER 

Los Angeles 

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Published by the Society 



LOS ANGELES. CAL. 
1899 



CONTENTS. 



Page 

Fif teen Years of Local History Work /. M . Guinn 105 

Hugo Reid and His Indian Wife Laura Evertsen King 111 

The Story of a Native Californian H. D. Barrows 114 

Pacific Coast Discoveries Albert E. Yerex 119 

Some Famous Gold Rushes J. M. Guinn 124 

Notes on the Mission San Gabriel Rev. J. Adam 131 

Some African Folk Lore /. D. Moody 134 

Capitan and Tin-Tin, Types of Mission Indians .... 

Laura Evertsen King 139 

Old Fort Moore J. M. Guinn 141 

Pioneer Schools and Their Teachers Laura Evertsen King 148 

Gov. Felipe de Neve H. D. Barrows 151 

Rare Old Books in the Bishop's Library Rev. J. Adam 154 

How a Woman's Wit Saved California /. D. Moody 157 

El Estado Libre de Alta California /. M. Guinn 163 

Committee Reports. 173 

PIONEER REGISTER 

Officers and Committees, 1898-99 175 

Ex-Mayor John G. Nichols H. D. Barrows 176 

Hon. Stephen C. Foster " " 179 

Dr. John Strother Griffin " " 183 

Henry C. Wiley J. F. Burns 186 

Horace Hiller H. D. Barrows 187 

Wm. B. Abernethy 188 

Roll of Members Elected since last Report 190 



OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY 

1898 

OFFICERS. 

J. D. Moody President 

A. E. Yebex First Vice-President 

Mrs. M. Burton Williamson Second Vice-President 

Edwin Baxter Treasurer 

J. M. Guinn Secretary and Curator 

board of directors. 

J. D. Moody, A. E. Yerex. 

H. D. Barrows, A. C. Vroman, 

Edwin Baxter, J. M. Guinn, 

Mrs. M. Burton Williamson. 

1899 

officers (elect). 

A. E. Yerex President 

H. D. Barrows First Vice-President 

Rev. J. Adam Second Vice President 

Edwin Baxter Treasurer 

J. M. Guinn Secretary and Curator 

board of directors. 

Dr. J. D. Moody, J. M. Guinn, 

Rev. J. Adam, A. E. Yerex, 

Prof. Frank J. Polley, H, D. Barrows, 

Mrs. M. Burton Williamson. 



PIONEER REGISTER 



Pioneers of Los Angeles County 



OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY 

1898-99. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 

Wm. H. Workman, J. W. Gillette, 

H. D. Barrows, J. M. Guinn, 

B. S. Eaton, M. Kremer, 
Louis Roeder. 

officers. 

Wm. H. Workman President 

H. D. Barrows First Vice President 

M. Kremer Second Vice-President 

Louis Roeder Treasurer 

J. M. Guinn Secretary 

committee on membership. 
August Schmidt, M. F. Quinn, Mathew Teed. 

committee on finance. 
Geo. W. Hazard, C. N. Wilson, Joel B. Parker. 

COMMITTEE ON LITERARY EXERCISES. 

H. D. Barrows, J. M. Guinn, J. W. Gillette, 
M. F. Quinn, Mrs. Elmira T. Stephens. 

COMMITTEE ON MUSIC. 

Louis Roeder, J. C. Dotter, B. S. Eaton, 
M. Kremer, Mrs. S. C. Yarnell.